Christchurch Grammar Wins Snr FOTS Cup

Wednesday September 19 2007

This is the speech Josh gave to the full assembly at Christchurch before being presented with the Cup this year. We loved it!!!

Sports is a word that is tossed around a lot these days. Now Christchurch is very renowned for it's sporting prowess, 1st hockey team did quite well this year... basketball... rowing...? But what a lot of you might not know is that a team of elite sportsmen from Christchurch, including Andrew Sutherland, Lachlan & Callum Silberstein, and of course myself Josh Magee, on the 20th August 2007 won the state competition in perhaps the most physically demanding, mentally taxing and masculine form of sport imaginable.

Our team, entitled "Those Meddling Kids", first attended a series of workshops on the preceding Saturday and Sunday, the content of which would not have been out of place in a rigorous training montage set to Survivors Eye of the Tiger. We were taught a series of highly complex dramatic improvisational games similar to those seen on TV programmes such as "Whose line is it anyway?" and "Thank God You're Here". Each game demanded that the players come up with a well structured scene on the spot and perform it as smoothly as possible. However each game featured a twist or a catch such as not using the letter S in a word or replaying the scene in specific emotions or genres. After competing last year through drama workshop, this time we were victorious in bringing home the ridiculously oversized yet highly prestigious Snr FOTS Cup.

Thanks must go to Angela and Michael, the veteran co-ordinators and founders of the competition. We hope you put the suitcase full of money towards something worthwhile. Also to our fearless leader and comrade Mr Willesee.